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Aussie, Kiwi & South Pacific Atheists


Aussie, Kiwi & South Pacific Atheists

A group for networking and friendship between atheists in the Australian/New Zealand/South Pacific region, and for discussion of political and religious topics relevant to these regions.

Members: 347
Latest Activity: Oct 31, 2014

Aussie, Kiwi and South Pacific Atheists

This group is hosted by Richard J and Chrys Stevenson

Another High Court Challenge Against the National School Chaplaincy Program


Breaking News! After successfully challenging the Commonwealth government in the High Court of Australia over funding for the National School Chaplaincy Scheme, Ron Williams is to take them on again.  In an attempt to circumvent the High Court ruling, the government has passed some extremely questionable legislation which tears at the heart of parliamentary democracy and public accountability.  Williams has consulted with his crack legal team and the decision has been made today (Saturday, 7 July) to mount another challenge.

For more information see here:

Mounting a High Court challenge is extremely expensive and Ron Williams is just an average, suburban Dad.  If all of us who care about a secular, democratic Australia can chip in as much as we can, it will help enormously.  Please consider donating at:

This is your chance to be a part of making Australian Constitutional history!

Embiggen Books - Your Australian Atheist/Skeptical Bookshop

Embiggen Books, an Australian bookstore devoted to promoting science, philosophy, rationalism and skepticism is now on Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne. Warren Bonett and Kirsty Bruce of Embiggen are also passionate and active members of the atheist and skeptical communities.

Australian Atheist Issues

For new members, if you want to get a grasp of some of the issues effecting atheists in Australia, you might like to take a look at the Atheist Nexus (Australia) submission on "Freedom of Religion and Belief in the 21st Century" made to the Australian Human Rights Commission early last year. It's long, but easy reading, and worth spending some time on. A report, using information compiled from submissions, should be released later this year.

Atheist Meetup Groups - Australia

If you'd like to meet up with some local atheists, there's no better way than joining your local Atheist Meetup, Skeptics, or Freethought Groups:

Adelaide Atheists
Ballarat Atheists
Brisbane Atheists
Canberra Social Skeptics
Melbourne Atheists
Launceston Skeptics
Macarthur Atheists (Macarthur Region, Sydney (NSW)
Perth Atheists
Perth Skeptics
Sunshine Coast Atheists
Sydney Atheists
Sydney Freethinkers
Western Sydney Freethinkers
Wollongong Skeptics Society

Have we missed your meetup group? Just let me know and I'll add it in.

Discussion Forum

Question from a visitor.

Started by Ted E Bear. Last reply by Chrys Stevenson Jan 17, 2013. 6 Replies

Naughty corner for not attending R.E? Yes, this is in NZ folks!!!

Started by Therese Monteath-Carr. Last reply by Blamer on twitter Dec 10, 2012. 3 Replies

Pell v Dawkins: this Monday

Started by Phillip A. Ellis. Last reply by Alice Apr 17, 2012. 3 Replies

Any Hamiltonian skeptics out there?

Started by Leela Moses Nov 16, 2011. 0 Replies

Comment Wall


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Comment by Jarrod Law on October 25, 2009 at 5:37pm
Not that comment, but a much longer one clearing up misquotes, the writers lack of acknowledgement of intent in atrocities and a few other bits and pieces. Whether they publish it or not is another matter, as always.
Comment by Chrys Stevenson on October 25, 2009 at 5:31pm
I hope you made that comment publicly, Jarrod.
Comment by Jarrod Law on October 25, 2009 at 5:24pm
Pah! So many of the usual misquotes and strawmen arguments in that piece that I believe it's worth preserving as a training piece for new atheists.
Comment by Chrys Stevenson on October 25, 2009 at 4:41pm
Sorry - linky for below:

Rant against atheists in SMH today.
Comment by Chrys Stevenson on October 25, 2009 at 4:41pm
Rant against atheists in the SMH today. Members of this group may wish to add their comments and, if you happen to mention the Atheist Convention in Melbourne next March in your reply (as the writer referred to it in his 3rd para) - that would be nice too! ;-)
Comment by Davo on October 21, 2009 at 7:43am
thanks A|N and everyone for their support during this!
There are a couple of things that have to be sorted with the server over tonight, and we should see the glitches in the matrix with the server atm disappear tomorrow. Onwards to the Convention! :)
Comment by Chrys Stevenson on October 21, 2009 at 7:34am
OK, now technically we have no evidence that a Christian group took down the AFA websites, but you gotta love this!

Comment by Chrys Stevenson on October 19, 2009 at 7:08am
For updated information on the AFA website as it becomes available please check Protium's thread here.
Comment by Vonnie A on October 19, 2009 at 7:04am
Thanks for the update, ladies! (Poor Prote, Davo, Black, etc. Thinking of you!)
Comment by Chrys Stevenson on October 19, 2009 at 6:59am
Update from Aussie/Kiwi co-host and AFA moderator The Irreverent Mr Black:

Update from The Irreverent Mr Black:

DDOS is not "hacked" just a lot of puters trying to reach the one place, either by accident or on purpose.

(Distributed Denial Of Service) - this may even be an accident!

This clarification would make the sweaty troglodytes very happy as they toil to mend things.

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